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B&B IN ITALY, FLORENCE
-- Located in a historical palace in the center
of town, our B&B has four rooms all overlooking quiet inner gardens,
three of them have the view of the Duomo. A few minutes away from
Accademia, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, Duomo and all the major sightseeings.
Expanded continental breakfast. The B&B is smoke free. Special low
season rates. E-mail: email@example.com,
(April 22, 2005)
TRAVEL offers extraordinary opportunities
to explore Italy with like-minded women. Magnificent
Florence & Tuscany , 8 day escorted, from $2069pp land only.
Includes Florence, San Gimignano, Lucca and Montecatini, spa treatment,
cooking demonstrations, lectures on Florentine art/gold/leather
and Tuscan wines/cuisine. Meet local people, sample wines and cuisine.
Inquire for other Italy products. 20 participants max. Call 866-464-8879;
(April 19, 2005)
IN ITALY You can travel far and wide, but
Italy still has it all: food, wine, art, scenery, music, language,
fashion, shopping, crafts, history... For a unique, inside perspective,
explore Tuscany or Venice with Il Chiostro this spring or fall.
Cooking, painting, writing, photography, yoga, or just being...
Details at: http://www.ilchiostro.com
or call Linda at 800-990-3506 (March 15, 2005).
and in Spain CAMINO DE SANTIAGO WITH SPANISH
STEPS -- Escorted walks along Europe's pilgrimage
route to the holy city of Santiago. The Camino de Santiago is a
dream come true in the world of inn to inn walking tours. Beautiful
accommodations, well marked footpaths and in-depth visits to castles,
monasteries and cathedrals. You've never experienced a walk in Europe
until you've walked with Spanish Steps and Roman Roads. Toll Free
1.877.787 WALK Website: http://www.spanishsteps.com
(March 15, 2005)
COOKING SCHOOL OF ITALIAN FOOD AND WINE
-- Join Mary Beth Clark and Italian chefs for hands-on
cooking in our Bologna Renaissance palazzo. Make traditional and
new-style dishes, enjoy delicious food-and-wine pairing meals, countryside
excursions, Michelin-star restaurants. Cook on Tuscan wine estate
in our Savoring Course. Hunt for truffles in Piedmont in October.
Four different courses (4-7 days), May-October, hotel accommodations
included. Many women travelers join us for this wonderful dream-come-true!
(March 15, 2005)
TO A VENITIAN MILESTONE CELEBRATION, a time
for women to celebrate a personal milestone (a special birthday,
surviving a serious illness, post-divorce fresh beginnings, a career
promotion, etc). This extraordinary opportunity to "spoil yourself
silly" will take place in VENICE, Italy, Oct. 2-9, 2004. For further
information, including the identity of our special guest host, visit
and click on 'Her Milestone" side navigation bar. Tel: 905-336-3431,
Limited number of participants. (February 20, 2005)
THE HIDDEN DELIGHTS OF SICILY with professional
chef Michele Topor. Learn the ancient arts of ricotta cheese making
and the pressing of olives. Enjoy lunches at farmhouses and wineries.
Dine in a castle with the baron and baronessa. Become immersed in
the culture and befriend the people; every essence of Sicilian life
is experienced firsthand. Stay at the most exclusive properties.
November 5-12, 2004 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
tel: 617-523-6032, or visit www.micheletopor.com
(March 3, 2005X)
TOURS IN ITALY Is estrogen holding you
back? Not anymore! Travel to exciting worldwide destinations with
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tours for women over 40 years wise including accommodations, ground
transportation, and more! The tours feature an excellent mix of
group activities and free time for solo exploration. Check our website
for current tour offerings in Italy. Diva
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For more information call us at 1-866-GOT-TO-GO (1-866-468-8646),
visit our website at www.menopausaltours.com/italy1.htm,
or e-mail email@example.com
(January 8, 2005).
ABROAD, LTD.Fine Private Homes for Travellers to
Italy Extraordinary villas and farmhouses + extraordinary service
= a memorable, satisfying vacation. We select and evaluate each
Portfolio property from a woman's perspective. Large private homes
with style. Staff available to cook and clean - it is your vacation
too! We are helpful and friendly and want to hear from you. Website:
781-545-5112 (January 10, 2005).
ROME'S peerless beauty with private walking, limo
and minivan tours made to measure for your small group of family
and friends. American and an officially licensed guide of Rome,
the Vatican and Roman countryside, I will be delighted to be your
personal tour guide to the city's myriad treasures. Website: www.eternaltourist.com
cell phone: (01139) 3483360850 (January 10, 2005)
QUEST, Adventures for the Body, Mind, Spirit. Join
us for a fun-filled fitness adventure that will change your life
forever! Our retreats (in Colorado, California, Vermont, Italy)
combine physical, mindful and spirit-filled activities to rejuvenate
your spirit, energize your body and re-kindle your kid, all in a
supportive and non-competitive environment. Professional world class
staff, all abilities welcome. Website:
www.womensquest.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 303-545-9295 (January 6, 2005)
- Il Convento Mincione, perfect for women traveling alone (or in
groups); luxury rental apartments in 12th century structure offer
private terraces, swimming pool, and hot tub. Spectacular views
and tranquil atmosphere make time stand still. Yet, conveniently
located to Art - Assisi, Perugia, and Cortona; Wine - Brunello of
Montalcino; plus Italian language and cooking lessons available
upon request. Contact: email@example.com.
or cell phone: 39 335 582 3681 (November 15, 2004)
WOMEN/WINE/FOOD/FUN IN ITALY
Join my small (4-12) culinary tours/cooking classes to Italy and
let me share with you the rich assortment of friends and colleagues
in the country that has captured my heart - we'll visit an amazing
group: baker, butcher, winemaker, balsamic master, olive oil producer,
cheese makers, grappa processors, chefs, fishermen. All while staying
in beautiful accommodations throughout Italy: Tuscany, Umbria, Venice,
Riviera/Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Apulia. Phone: 1-888-636-1602,
/ Bev Gruber's Everyday Gourmet Traveler, Seattle, USA. (October
ANDIAMO! Russet Tuscany in October.
Like no other experience. Dig into the lush Chianti countryside:
gulp new wine and drip freshly pressed olive oil. Florence art museums
and grape skin baths; Italian Opera, cobbled Siena, earthy porcinis
and goat milk massage. Music, grappa, villages, wine cellar dinner...
Il Chiostro’s Autumn Arts Festival! Not a vacation, not a trip,
but a celebration of Italy at harvest time. Website: http://www.ilchiostro.com/AAF.htm
(August 8, 2004)
LIVE IN ROME -
your website for CLASSIFIED ADS and Info all about the Eternal City!
Looking for an apartment, a short let, a job... anything else? Browse
through our classifieds or place your free ad! Find all useful info
on major city attractions, itineraries, museums, churches, Roman
cuisine, happenings, shops and excursions in our ABOUT ROME section!
(June 14, 2004)
ITALY! The best budget hotels in Italy This
guide is packed with detailed descriptions on more than 350 charming
hotels in 28 popular cities in Italy. Prices are listed for family,
triple, double and single occupancies. The book includes, restaurants,
tips on making reservations, useful websites, laundromats, packing
unusual items, foreign phrases, what to do before leaving home,
etc. Website: www.HelloEurope.com,
Order toll-free (888)663.9269. Author Margo Classé, $19.95,
ISBN: 0-9653944-8-4. (September 3, 2002)
YELLOW PAGES (eyp): When traveling to Italy, you
can access businesses and services where English is spoken - from
Beauty Salons to Wine Shops, Cell Phone Rentals to Personal Shoppers,
Churches and Syngogues to Physicians - available at consulates,
information centers, international bookstores and from EYP offices
in Milan, Rome, Florence and Naples, or online at www.IntoItaly.it.
For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
(September 3, 2003)
Throughout Rome there
are green, octagonal kiosks with "i"s on them. These are
Info Points and from
9:00AM -5:00PM they are staffed with English speaking
staff who can help direct visitors to local places as
well as give information about what's going on in the
city. They offer a huge array of free publications including
free city maps, notices about art exhibitions and cultural
events, and often a free magazine called
Where that has lots of restaurant reviews
and articles about Rome. There's also a local number one
can call for tourist information: 06 06 06. It's just
been put into service recently and may not be working
completely smoothly yet, however, it's worth a try.
(Source: Laura Flusche, www.
urban-iconography.com offering exciting women-friendly
tour itineraries in Rome)
a big fan of the ElleEffe
salon in Trastevere in Rome. The stylists speak English
and do a great job at a reasonable price. It's just off
Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, so easy to find. Address:
Via di San Calisto 6/6a. Telephone: 06 583 33 875 or 06
583 43 483. They're closed on Mondays but open until midnight
on Thursdays. They do hair, but also pedicures, manicures,
waxing, facials, massage and lots more.
Also there's a great
gym in Termini train station and travelers can use it
by paying by the visit. It's run by a British chain and
is called Fitness First.
It's very clean, efficient, friendly, well-staffed and
well-taken care off. Precise address is Via Giolitti 42.
Phone numbers: 800 60 60 85 or 06 478 26 300.
(Source: Laura Flusche, www.urban-iconography.org
offering exciting women-friendly tour itineraries in Rome)
museum all about pasta...
you know that pasta was already being produced in Italy
in the mid-12th century, more than 100 years before Venetian
explorer Marco Polo supposedly brought it back from his
trip to China?
This info and much more can be found at Rome's Pasta
Museo della Pasta
Piazza Scanderberg 117
Tel: 06 699 111
(Source: Metro Today, Canada)
The articles in GIRLTALK
Italy have been independently researched
by Journeywoman Online. We thank the Italian
Government Tourist Board and Air
France for sponsoring this female-friendly information.
Together it is our aim to inspire women to visit
Italy and to travel safely and well.
P.S. Did you
know that Charles-de-Gaulle's airport in Paris is
Air France's hub? And from Paris, Air France can
connect you to 10 Italian cities!